Peterborough Regional Health Centre

Service: PRHC Sexual Assault / Domestic Violence Response Program

Record #: PET0993
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2024
Last Full Update: 02 Feb 2024


Description (Service) Provides free and confidential care to individuals who have experienced sexual assault and/or abuse by an intimate partner.

We offer:
  • Emergency medical care
  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy
  • Crisis emotional support
  • Planning for safety for you and your family
  • Evidence collection and photo documentation
  • Assessment for non-visible injury after strangulation
  • Arrangements to talk to police, if you wish
  • Social Work counseling
  • Follow up care and community referrals
Our team of specially trained nurses are available 24 hours a day through the Emergency Department at Peterborough Regional Health Centre (PRHC) for anyone who has recently been assaulted. Otherwise visits are scheduled in our clinic.
All genders are welcome.
Specialized pediatric sexual assault assessment (age 12 and under) is available through a referral by Child and Family Services.

Service Details

Public Comments Located in the Women's Health Care Centre at PRHC.
Hours Service available through the PRHC Hospital Emergency Department: Mon-Sun 24 hrs
Women's Health Care Centre: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4:30 pm
Areas Served Haliburton County ; Kawartha Lakes ; Northumberland County ; Peterborough (County of)
Eligibility No restrictions
Application Recent victims of sexual assault and/or domestic violence are recommended go to the Emergency Department for assessment and medical treatment by an on-call nurse, or call 705-743-2121 ext 0.

People who have experienced sexual assault or domestic violence more than two weeks ago are recommended to call the Health Care Centre for an appointment

If the sexual assault victim is a child, call the on-call nurse at 705-743-2121 ext 0. They can arrange for a Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner to see the child urgently if needed, or can book an appointment during daytime hours. The assault must also be reported to the appropriate Child Protection Agency.
Languages Interpretive Services
Fees None

Address and Location

Located In Community Peterborough
Address & Map
1 Hospital Dr
Peterborough, ON
Canada K9J 7C6
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 705-743-4132, Women's Health Care Centre ; 705-743-2121, ext 3377
After Hours Phone 705-743-2121, dial 0 for Switchboard
TTY Phone 705-876-5141
Fax 705-743-6577

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